Firefighters Continue Work On Deception Complex, Start Work On Lost Hubcap Fire

Aug 31, 2014

Smoke plume from the complex Wednesday evening, from downtown Oakridge looking west.
Credit Department of Forestry

The Deception Complex Fire burning west of Oakridge is now 55% contained. The 2,000 acre collection of wildfires was buffeted by strong winds late Friday causing the fire to burn near ridge tops, but ground lines held. The Deception Creek Mobile Home Park, the Middle Fork Ranger Station, and some houses along the La Duke Road remain on a level 2 evacuation notice.

A new fire reported Friday in the Prineville Fire District near Monument, Oregon, has grown to more than 1,000 acres in size. The Lost Hubcap fire is burning on private timber lands. The Monument and John Day Rural Fire departments are successfully protecting some residences threatened by the wind-driven blaze. The cause is still under investigation.

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